Seven students are receiving a combined $20,000 in scholarships from donors and partners of the University Neighborhood Partners.

The largest award, a $4,000 UNP/Alumni scholarship, goes to incoming University of Utah freshman Rosa Hinojosa, who hopes to pursue a nursing degree. Five other U. students and one Salt Lake Community College student earned $3,000 or $2,000 awards.

UNP works to develop strategies to encourage higher education as an option for youths from Salt Lake's west side.

The award recipients are all first-generation college students who learned English as a second language. They were selected from a pool of 41 applicants.

Recipients will be honored at the fifth annual Partners in the Park kickoff event June 17 at Jordan Park. The event is free and open to the public.